How to Harness Strengths as a ‘Generalist’ 

Apr 7, 2022

Nadia Karkar is General Counsel of TPG Growth and Rise. Nadia’s love of travel and exploration has led her through a series of career turns: law school, business school, international relations, CEO of a real estate firm, and corporate lawyer. Along the way, Nadia has struggled being a ‘generalist’, not necessarily holding a burning passion for any area. Through a process of elimination Nadia has found her voice. As she mentions, “You can’t always be a bull in a china shop”. But you can find passion in serving as an agent of positive change for those around her. In this episode, we’ll explore how  Nadia has navigated a series of “career crises” and landed at one of the leading private equity firms in the world.  

Guests: Nadia Karkar, TPG

Show notes:

Nadia Karkar is the General Counsel of TPG Growth and Rise based in San Francisco, where she is responsible for all legal matters, including deal execution, portfolio company management, and fund-level and other strategic considerations. Prior to joining TPG in 2021, Nadia was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nadia started her legal career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and has previous business experience in the infrastructure funds management and real estate industries. Nadia has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She serves on the board of Evercare IGA Holdings Limited, among others. 

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How to Harness Strengths as a 'Generalist'